Check out our free Timberwolves vs Suns pick and preview for this NBA game in Phoenix. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Timberwolves vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns
- Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
- Date: Wednesday, March 29th
- Betting Odds PHO -6, MIN +196 | PHO -241 O/U 235.5
The Timberwolves come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 39-37. So far, the team has gone 37-39-0 against the spread. The Timberwolves entered today’s game having picked up 4 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 3.5 points.
Minnesota is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Kings. With the 119-115 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Although Minnesota trailed the Kings going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. In the win, Jaden McDaniels led the team in scoring with 20 points on a field goal percentage of 53.3%.
So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 40-35, while going 39-34-2 vs the spread. Phoenix comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 17.0 points per game
The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Jazz by a score of 117-103. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Phoenix went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. In the win, Devin Booker led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 36.8%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Suns picked up the 116-107 win over the Timberwolves. The Suns point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 4.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Suns have a record of 2-1 vs the Timberwolves. Similar to their season-long average, the Timberwolves averaged 112.0 points per game vs the Suns. Similar to the Timberwolves, the Suns scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Minnesota, the team averaged 119.33 points per game. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Suns have averaged 124 points per game compared to 117 for Minnesota. This has led to an ATS record of 5-0 for Phoenix. Over the course of these games, they averaged 241 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Minnesota is averaging 115.9 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as Minnesota is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 101.2 possessions per game.
Defensively, Minnesota has had its problems giving up an average of 113.3 points per game (24th).
This season, the Timberwolves offense has primarily worked through Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 73 games, Edwards is 24th in the NBA at 24.5 points per game. So far, him and McDaniels have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jaden McDaniels is grabbing 3.9 rebounds for Minnesota to go along with 2.0 assists.
For the season, the Suns offensive unit is ranked just 18th in scoring at 113.7 points per contest. So far, the Suns are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 21st in the league in field goal percentage 46.8%.
Against the Timberwolves, the Suns will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 9th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Kevin Durant who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 29.5 points per game. At the time of this article, Durant is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 2nd on the team in usage rate and is 11th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Phoenix benefit from having both of their top scorers as Devin Booker leads the team and is 10th in the league in scoring (28.1). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 23rd in points allowed to shooting guards.
Timberwolves vs Suns Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves +6
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.5